British Airways is to introduce flat beds on mid-haul flights by fitting newly acquired BMI A321 aircraft with the “Club World” seats.
The new seats which will extend to a 45″ seat pitch in Business class and 31″ seat pitch in Economy will be different to those offered on their long-haul flights. The seat will be configured 1-2 in the first row, then 2-1 behind, and alternating in this way to the back of the cabin.
BA has also announced that it is to launch new flights from Heathrow to Alicante and Rotterdam. It will launch the three daily flights to Rotterdam on 9th December this year, and the three weekly flights to Alicante from 28th October.
Following BA’s acquisition of BMI, other changes will also take place, such as the cancellation of BMI’s flights to Riyadh and Jeddah as BA already serves these routes. It will also drop flights to Dammam (from September 16), Bishkek and Khartoum (from October 1), Yerevan (from October 13) and Amritsar and Casablanca (from October 28) due to poor passenger numbers.
The changes along with other forthcoming changes will be amended on ba.com in stages over the next few days. The airline recommends customers re-check ther flighs to ensure they have the latest timing and terminal details.